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Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins line up in the fourth quarter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition football game Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The NFL pre-season kicks off. We talk football with two women who know more about the game than most men.

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Monday, July 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Novak Djokovic

The future of American tennis as tennis goes global.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Some great guests – including tennis legend Martina Navratilova — joined On Point to talk about the NBA’s Jason Collins coming out as openly gay. Collins is now the first openly gay male active in a major American team sport.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM
In a Wednesday, April 17, 2013 file photo, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, right, battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. (AP)

NBA Center Jason Collins comes out. We talk about what it means to be openly gay in sports and beyond.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM
LEFT: A marathon runner leaves the course near Copley Square. (Winslow Townson/AP) CENTER: Medical workers aid an injured woman. (Charles Krupa/AP). RIGHT: The scene after the two explosions. (Bruce Mendelsohn/AP)

We’ll look at what’s known, what’s not and the unfolding investigation.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Sports writer and friend of On Point David Steele — who joined us for our show on “42,” the new film about Jackie Robinson — just wrote a great piece on the film over on AOL Sporting News, incorporating the insight he got from the discussion with writer-director Brian Helgeland on our show.

 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in the film "42" (Warner Brothers)

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball. The new movie “42″ tells the story. The director is with us.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lead dogs on the team of Louie Ambrose run during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP)

Mushers, majestic huskies, and more: we go to the Iditarod.

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Monday, February 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP)

From tennis to soccer to the NBA, the surprising history of why we play ball.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Super Bowl football fans walk past a several-stories tall likeness of San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick on the Audubon Nature Center along the Riverwalk, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP)

The day after the Super Bowl, politics and mega-sports. Imperial sports.

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Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

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Apr 16, 2014
Harvard Business School is one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the country. Our guest today suggests those kinds of degrees aren't necessary for business success. (HBS / Facebook)

Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, “forget the MBA.” He’s got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.

 
Apr 16, 2014
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Year Later
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

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